Z-Wave Essentials Book for home Automation (Zwave)



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Z-Wave Essentials: Interoperability in Smart Homes Paperback – 2018 4th Edition by Prof. Christian Paetz (Author)

Z-Wave™ is the leading international standard for wireless communication in Smart Homes. Different products from different vendors work together and interoperate in one single network to provide intelligent lighting safety security and energy efficiency.

This book describes all you need to know about Z-Wave™: The radio layer standardized by the international ITU organization the networking between the device to realize a stable communication and finally the device specific application functions that ensure the interoperability between the different devices. Practical guidance for the installation and trouble shooting of wireless networks is provided as well.

About Author


Prof. Christian Paetz was born in Chemnitz/East Germany in 1966. He attended a vocational training in electronics before studying Information Technology at the Technical Universities of Dresden and Chemnitz. He received his Masters Degree in 1993 and his Doctors Degree in 1998. After leaving academics he founded the company Peppercon AG awarded as the best startup company in Saxony in 2000. After the merger with Raritan Inc New Jersey/USA Christian served the new mother company for several years in different international management positions.

In 2012 he was appointed as Professor for Systems Reliability at Chemnitz University. Beside his scientific work he is publishing on different topics in the field of Engineering Economics and entrepreneurship holds 7 patents serves as board member of several SMEs and as European Speaker of the Z-Wave Alliance.



 Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars.  Amazon statistics

4.0 out of 5 starsDon't be fooled by the title

By T. C. Schreijer on 2018 4th Edition

This is a very comprehensive book on Z-Wave. I have no idea why it's called 'basics' probably one of many spelling errors in the book (it is as others have noted pretty horrible). But if you are serious about learning z-wave then this is the most comprehensive book available at the moment. It details the several layers the z-wave protocol has and plenty of good insights into releases of the protocol (SDK's) so for someone only looking for 'basics' it might even be too technical. Then again the technical parts can be easily skipped.

Product details


300 pages
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2018)


English (Translated from German)





Product Dimensions

21 x 15 x 1.7 cm

Shipping weight

0.4 kg




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